Learning to govern oneself: environmental education pedagogy and the formation of an environmental subject

Ferreira, Jo-Anne (1999) Learning to govern oneself: environmental education pedagogy and the formation of an environmental subject. Australian Journal of Environmental Education (15/16). pp. 31-35. ISSN 0814-0626


Abstract

This paper uses the work of Weber and Foucault to explore the ways in which environmental education may operate as a site for forming and maintaining particular ethical competencies which most environmental educators argue are necessary in order to live in an ‘environmentally sustainable' manner. Environmental education practices, as evidenced in the Earthkeepers program, are examined to show how environmental education may be working in quite particular ways to construct specific ethical abilities and competencies in students. It is argued that we need to be far more concerned with and aware of the actual means we use to encourage students to live in an ‘environmentally sustainable' fashion.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2021 23:28
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2021 23:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: environmental education
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1399 Other Education > 139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390499 Specialist studies in education not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0814062600002585
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/41619

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